Massive popular event in Damascus celebrating Correctionst Movement
16/11/2013 – Marking the 43rd anniversary of the Correctionist Movement, the Damascus branch of al-Baath Arab Socialist Party (BASP) staged a youth event in al-Hamra Street on Saturday that included various sport and cleaning activities.
A huge crowd of youth and people of various social, artistic and civil spectra participated in the event, which was attended by the BASP Assistant Secretary General Hilal al-Hilal and other party and unions officials.
A campaign for removing banners and advertising posters and cleaning a number of markets and main streets was carried out by the Revolutionary Youth Union in the framework of the event , in addition to sport shows performed by Qassioun Club players.
The participants chanted slogans hailing the achievements made in the aftermath of the Correctionist Movement, celebrated on November 16th of every year since 1970, in addition to applauding the Syrian army’s efforts in confronting the terrorist groups.
They expressed deep pride in the anniversary that is cherished by all the Syrians, asserting the Syrian people’s commitment to follow the path of the Correctionist Movement, which was led by late President Hafez al-Assad, and the process of progress and development.
Secretary of BASP Damascus Branch Jamal al-Qaderi said this popular celebration reflects an expression of gratitude for the great achievements and comprehensive boom Syria has witnessed over the past forty years.
He noted that this event is a miniature of the Syrian people coming together in the face of the challenges and a reflection of their unity around the Syrian leadership to confront the ferocious terrorist attack targeting their homeland.
The participants stressed the Syrian youths’ readiness to act as a shield right behind the Syrian Arab Army in the battle against terrorism and to continue relief and civil defense activities.
Memorials unveiled, projects inaugurated in several provinces
Meanwhile, several activities were held in a number of provinces in the framework of celebrating the Correctionist Movement, including unveiling memorials and inauguration of service projects.
A curtain was lifted on a memorial of late President Hafez al-Assad in Arab al-Shate’ village in Tatous province with the participation of popular and religious figures, including Tartous Governor Nizar Ismael Mousa.
In Lattakia, a glomerular filtration ward was inaugurated at the National Hospital to serve 100 patients a day, in addition to the opening of a bread bakery in Ein al-Sharqiyeh area in Jableh city, which would provide supply 25 villages.